• Jan 18th 2009 at 11:01AM
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Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Mahindra XYLO

Behold, "The Great Indian Traveling Machine." According to Mahindra, the company's new XYLO has been completely engineered around the customer, and it is nothing short of a frontal assault on the era of sedans. The Indian automaker's new crossover/MPV spells almost certain doom for a project between Renault and M&M to develop a seven seat version of the low-cost Logan. The XYLO and Logan MCV would compete directly, and Mahindra has gone with its own product instead. 57 Mahindra dealerships will be the elite points of sale for this new vehicle that adds luxury items like captain's chairs, dual-zone air-conditioning, and "flight trays" to a vehicular market that requires ruggedness above all.

The XYLO's powertrain packs a 2.5-liter diesel engine that delivers a run to "60 kmph" in 5.8 seconds. 5.8 seconds to 40 miles-per-hour isn't exactly scorching performance, but it's not like traffic in India fosters wide open running, and being comparatively coddled while stuck in New Delhi gridlock strikes us as a serious selling point. As does its 624,500 INR starting price, roughly $12,700 in US dollars. Laugh at it if you will, take xenophobic shots if you must, but Indian automakers are rounding the learning curve quickly.

[Source: rediff Photos: carwale]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not laughing, I'm barfing. That thing looks terrible.

      And I'm fairly certain that one vehicle emits almost as much pollution as the entire city of Houston, but that's .... okay ..... because it's not an American brand.

        • 6 Years Ago
        G- oil IS under 40, however a few months ago it was $150, to survive that you need MPGs. Which ultimately means emissions.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sea Urchin- no one is talking about fuel economy. The point is about POLLUTION.
        Nevermind that you just don't get what the problem in American automotive sales is- hint: Oil is under $40.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes it is ugly, but as far as pollution, are you claiming that any of the D3 produce less pollution (have better CAFE) than Honda or Toyota?

        I believe in USA Honda has best MPGs and Toyota is #2. And in Europe Toyota is #1. So your point is mute, simply because D3 almost died for the lack of fuel efficient cars in 2008.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad, honestly.
        • 6 Years Ago
        sorry I disagree. Its a work van in drag.
      • 6 Years Ago
      BEST LOOKING SUV EVER !!!!!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        hate to see your wife.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Will compete with the top end Tata Safari I guess.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Come on India, design some better looking vehicles. I'm sure the mechanics and comforts are ideal for the indian roads, but come on, even Indians have taste.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 6 Years Ago
      xxylo such mei stylo hai.an xcellent beautiful family car
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mahindra has always made very well-built, rugged vehicles. I'm not comparing them to European/Japanese makes ofcourse, but for the purposes of the hoem market, vehicles like this, esp at price points like this are ideal.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its fugly.

      Wheels are too small.

      It looks boxy.

      It does not look sporty.

      Too tall for my taste.

      • 3 Years Ago
      Even i can also be known more on the forum section - http://www.mycarhelpline.com/index.php?option=com_easydiscuss&view=index&category_id=0&Itemid=78
      • 6 Years Ago
      Хуйло, what a great name for a car!
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